2020 National REthink Council Membership Bio’s

Introducing ~ Jared Dunn with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kansas City Realty in Lenexa, KSJared_Circle2(BW)Jared was born and raised in the Kansas City area and started his career working for various marketing and advertising firms around town. His extensive background in this creative field provided the ideal foundation for becoming a real estate agent, but he wouldn’t connect the dots for another decade.DSC03675

Jared Dunn (left) at the national REthink Council Meeting in January 2020

Fueled by creativity and problem-solving, real estate was a natural draw for Jared and he started his career in 2015.khara-woods-KR84RpMCb0w-unsplash

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Jared is well known in his area due to his unique skill set. He prides himself on new and creative ideas that test the limits of traditional real estate.

2020 National REthink Council Membership Bio’s

Introducing ~ Ashley Blackmore with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Western Colorado Properties in Durango, CO


Ashley is a born and raised local to Durango, a small town in Southwest Colorado.


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She specializes in in-depth analytical data marketing and integrative online strategy to move some of the hard to sell listings in the area. Often, her listings have been on the market for years.

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Ashley believes in selling the lifestyle vs. stagnate imagery.

2020 National REthink Council Membership Bio’s

Introducing ~ Jesse Dougherty with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties in Redondo Beach, CAJesse CU

“It is often said that no two real estate transactions are ever the same. I can certainly attest from professional experience that this notion holds true. Furthermore, no two clients are the same with regards to their challenges, needs, and goals related to real estate. This environment creates the excitement and need for continual problem solving I thrive on professionally.”paul-hanaoka-R3vIFbYkOCA-unsplash

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“Coming together with a variety of personalities throughout my years of service, I have found true passion in being a fiduciary in achieving the real estate goals of my clients; whether they be investors, first-time buyers/sellers or those dealing with complex real estate transactions.”


Introducing ~ Catressa Sweetwood with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate in Castle Pines, CO

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Catressa Sweetwood’s focus has always been on building relationships. Whether it’s with clients, vendors, or within the real estate network, her goal is to bring the right people together at the right time in order to help her clients achieve their real estate goals.


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Catressa’s personality allows her to understand people’s needs, listen to their concerns, and bring together the right team to assist. She also knows that buying or selling a home is a major decision, and wants her clients to be satisfied during and after the transaction.


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Whether you are a first-time buyer, a seasoned investor, or looking to sell your property in the greater Denver region, Catressa’s knowledge and experience is second-to-none.

How Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Home Team Realty Keeps Central Florida Front and Center

This year Bob Kennedy, Broker Owner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Home Team Realty in Ocala, FL, took full advantage of the brand and the network to expand his company and get “farther than he would in our absence.” Working closely with his business consultant, Bob used a combination of the analytical tools and programs provided by network services to increase his value proposition which now competes handily with the high commission split companies prevalent in his market.

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The Simple and Powerful Truths of Homeownership

This article originally appeared on Noozhawk and is reprinted here with permission from the author.

This week I wanted to give my readers who are renters a simple reminder about all the reasons why homeownership is a good idea.

1. Paying off a mortgage over time: I think all renters can agree that it really hurts knowing you pay a large amount of money in rent every month and that you will never see that money again. Conversely, with most mortgages, a portion of your monthly payment is applied to reducing the principal balance itself and the other portion is an interest payment.

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How to Work Your Referral Database

Kat Hitchcock, agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties and member of the national REthink Council, is a huge believer that your database is the lifeline of an ever-expanding real estate business. In this vlog, she explains how to work your referral database to generate leads and reach new levels of success.

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Is It Time to Hire an Assistant?

By Andy Blake

A question I’m asked frequently is, “How do I know when it’s time to hire an assistant?”

As a real estate agent, it’s easy to get used to doing everything yourself; you work hard to cut costs and try to juggle it all. However, there is a point when too much work can burn you out and hurt your business. Here are a few things to take into consideration when trying to decide if it’s time to send for help:

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How to Hold a Successful Open House (And Generate Leads While Doing It)

By Dallas Eichers

Everyone seems to be looking for a magic wand to generate leads. Wave your wand once and buyers and sellers are delivered right to your office door. Of course, there’s no such thing and lead generation programs offer the next-best solution, though not all programs are effective and some are too expensive to be worthwhile. Don’t get me wrong: There are agents who are wildly successful using lead-generation programs but the majority of real estate professionals tend to throw money at systems with few results.

What’s an agent to do when looking to generate new leads and meet new people? The answer is simple: Hold open houses!

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